Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is around the corner as the entrance test is scheduled to be held on 04 September and 10 September 2016. AIMA (All India Management Association) conducts MAT Exam four times, every year. It is a renowned MBA Entrance Examination of the nation that has been opted by lakhs of aspirants to get admission in premium Management Institutes/ Colleges.

Being the most sought after exam, the competition level is also very high; hence, aspirants have to put their best to attain good marks.

Get Every Bit of MAT 2016 Exam Pattern

S.No Test Name Number of Questions Suggested Time (in min.)
1 Language comprehension 40 30
2 Mathematical skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
4 Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 30
5 Indian and Global Environment 40 15
  Total 200 Questions 2 hours 30 minutes


To every correct answer, 01 marks will be awarded, however, for every wrongly-marked answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

How to Prepare for Mathematics, and Data Analysis & Sufficiency?

The trickiest section of the MAT Paper is Mathematics, and Data Analysis & Sufficiency. On total, both sections have 80 questions that candidates have to solve in 75 minutes. More emphasis and critical practice schedule are required to crack them. The topics that include in the section are numbers, modern math, arithmetic, geometry, algebra, etc. Follow the mentioned tricks to get most out of them.

  • Make notes. Practice as much you can from NCERT Mathematics Books of 06th -10th Standard
  • Write all shortcuts and formulae and read them at least thrice in a week
  • Do SWOT Analysis for yourself i.e. know your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats and prepare accordingly

How to Prepare for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment?

Daily practice is required to improve reasoning skills whereas to enhance the Indian and Global Environment, read the newspaper daily.

How to Prepare for Language Skills?

The section includes questions on antonyms and synonyms, fill in the blanks (double, prepositions-based, clause), jumbled paragraphs, and analogies. In this section, a total of 40 questions have to be solved in 30 minutes. So, do remember that you have less than a minute to answer each question.

  • Enhance your vocabulary by learning 10 new words daily
  • Read as much you can. Good reading ability helps you in improving grammar skills.

Aspirants are recommended to not mark answers they are not 100% sure about. Remember there is negative marking of 0.25 marks/wrong answer.

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